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[nahyt-kluhb] /ˈnaɪtˌklʌb/
Also, night club. an establishment for evening entertainment, generally open until the early morning, that serves liquor and usually food and offers patrons music, comedy acts, a floor show, or dancing; nightspot.
verb (used without object), nightclubbed, nightclubbing.
to visit nightclubs.
1880-85, Americanism; night + club
Related forms
nightclubber, noun Unabridged
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  • These same results may not be obtained in studies of military officers, welfare recipients or nightclub devotees, for example.
  • So you eyeball the crowd in the restaurant, nightclub, or highway rest stop and try to figure out who's who.
  • Her nightclub performances all over the country were standing-room-only.
  • Drinks are priced well for a nightclub, particularly before the midnight threshold.
  • The nightclub also operates a soul food restaurant on the premises.
  • There's a naughty nightclub, but with the charming innocence of an advertising board outside promising cheerful lap-dancing.
  • Downstairs there was a private nightclub where she could bring her friends after hours.
  • Dinner was served in a nightclub setting, complete with orchids and palm trees.
  • Two teens were killed and seven injured in a shooting outside an under-21 nightclub last weekend.
  • These tips have been compiled to make nightclub patrons safety conscious.
British Dictionary definitions for nightclub


a place of entertainment open until late at night, formerly offering food, drink, a floor show, dancing, etc, but now usually featuring loud amplified music for dancing
Derived Forms
nightclubber, noun
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Word Origin and History for nightclub

also night-club, "club open at night," 1894, from night + club (n.) in the social sense.

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